Medicare, Social Security could fall short over next decade
An annual report on Social Security and Medicare says the financial safety nets will run short on funds to pay full benefits within the next decade.
Biden says new taxes on the rich can help save Medicare
President Joe Biden proposed new taxes on the rich to help fund Medicare, saying the plan would help to extend its solvency by 25 years.
State workers’ prescription benefits law was not a contract, 4th Circuit rules
Current and retired Maryland employees have no contractual right to state prescription drug benefits that were once provided by law, a U.S. appeals court ruled.
Go-broke dates pushed back for Social Security, Medicare
A stronger-than-expected economic recovery from the pandemic has pushed back the go-broke dates for Social Security and Medicare.
Medicaid, Medicare reimbursement rates for doctors in Md. to be equalized
In a move that doctors say will expand health care access for low-income Marylanders, physicians will begin to receive the same payment rates for treating Medicaid patients as they do Medicare patients, starting in July. The increased Medicaid reimbursement rates, which were included in Gov. Larry Hogan’s supplemental budget for fiscal year 2023, has been […]
Grand jury indicts Anne Arundel doctor for alleged COVID-19 Medicare fraud
A federal grand jury indicted an Arnold doctor for allegedly submitting inflated and false Medicare claims related to COVID-19 tests his office conducted.
Judge: Some Maryland retirees have contract right to prescription benefits
A federal judge has agreed that certain retired Maryland employees have a contractual right to prescription drug benefits, but also found in a ruling issued Thursday that current employees have no such right. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte splits state retirees and employees into four groups: active employees; employees who have retired […]
7 key points as Democrats work to finalize $3.5T legislation
Congressional Democrats face high stakes as they finalize a massive bill bolstering the social safety net and strengthening efforts to tame climate change.
Social Security insolvency pushed up a year by COVID-19 recession
The sharp shock of the coronavirus recession pushed Social Security a year closer to insolvency but left Medicare’s exhaustion date unchanged, the government reported Tuesday.
Senate Democrats unveil $3.5T budget for social, climate efforts
Senate Democrats unveiled a budget resolution Monday that maps $3.5 trillion in spending boosts and tax breaks aimed at strengthening social and environmental programs.
Medicare scams preying on COVID-19 fears lead to federal charges
The Justice Department announced criminal charges Wednesday against more than a dozen people in a series of Medicare scams that exploited coronavirus fears to bill tens of millions of dollars in bogus claims.
Livanta secures partnerships for Medicare help hotline
A contractor based in Annapolis Junction is partnering with 2-1-1 help line agencies in its service areas to make sure Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers are referred to its own helpline that it operates as part of a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.